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A vintage Bentley car that bonce belonged to a flawed aristorcrat who went from riches to rags is now tipped to sell for £800,000.<br />
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The 1931 Bentley Tourer was bought new by Edward FitzGerald, the 7th Duke of Leinster who was Ireland's premier peer of the realm. <br />
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The supercharged motor, that has an 8-litre engine, was raced at rallies by the Duke which was in-keeping with his fast and loose lifestyle. <br />
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He was a gambling addict and racked up so much debt that he was declared bankrupt at one stage.<br />
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He lost the family seat, Carton House in County Kildare, and ended up a pauper in a one-room flat in Westminster, London, where he died in 1976.